Will McLean
Process diary

A massive hand to match the pencil

Last modified: April 29, 2018
Created: December 21, 2017

I was asked to be in Works On Paper 2017 at China Heights. This is awesome! I’m in a REAL exhibition. I had to produce a 56cm x 76cm work. I decided to scale up one of my smaller drawings. Transfering the feel of the small drawing to a larger format was hard. It was a bit more effort to keep the fluidity and looseness. I began to wish I had a massive pencil to match the massive paper size… but then i’d need a massive hand to match the pencil and then a massive arm to match the hand etc. etc. However I don’t really want to be 12 foot tall. I’d be a freak. I’d be ostrascised and forced to live in a circus for ever. Trundled out for viewings every hour, on the hour. People would stare and yell “Show us your pencil you big freak!” So actually I think I would rather it just as it is – a normal pencil with a big sheet of paper.

Lunch in Harmony Park by Will McLean

Lunch in Harmony Park. 76cm x 56cm. Pencil on Saunders Waterford paper

Lunch in Harmony Park hanging in Works On Paper 2017 at China Heights.

Lunch in Harmony Park hanging in Works On Paper 2017 at China Heights.

Throwing shapes by Will McLean.

Throwing shapes. 14.85cm x 21cm. Pencil on cartridge paper.

Harmony Park man by Will McLean.

Harmony Park man. 14.85cm x 21cm. Pencil on cartridge paper.

Harmony Park screen time by Will McLean

Harmony Park screen time. 14.85cm x 21cm. Pencil on cartidge paper.

Throwing shapes by Will McLean.

Throwing shapes. 14.85cm x 21cm. Pencil on cartidge paper.

Circle work by Will McLean.

Circle work. 29.7cm x 42cm. Pencil on cartidge paper.

Harmony Park fish bowls by Will McLean.

Harmony Park fish bowls. 14.85cm x 21cm. Pencil on cartidge paper.

Patonga Frangipani by Will McLean.

Patonga Frangipani. 14.85cm x 21cm. Pencil on cartidge paper.

A book in Harmony Park by Will McLean.

A book in Harmony Park. 14.85cm x 21cm. Pencil on cartidge paper.

Harmony park, Central end by Will McLean.

Harmony Park, Central end. 14.85cm x 21cm. Pencil on cartidge paper.

Screen time in Harmony Park by Will McLean

Screen time in Harmony Park. 14.85cm x 21cm. Pencil on cartidge paper.

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